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Bang! Bang! Another Weekend Of Montague Street Mayhem

Last weekend, Montague was blocked as crews work on the street’s subterranean infrastructure. Ditto this weekend, as vehicles were re-routed from motoring down Montague between Hicks and Henry streets. The predominant construction is taking place in front of the Bossert Hotel at 97 Montague, where a peek inward reveals a cavalcade of wires, pipes and […]

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Housing Works Protests in Brooklyn Heights Against AIDS Funding Cuts

Several readers complained of being awakened or disturbed this morning by a noisy demonstration along Clark Street. We have learned that the protest was organized by Housing Works, the same folks who run the popular thrift shop on Montague near the corner of Henry Street. It was aimed at Heights resident Robert Doar, Commissioner of […]

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Mr. J. Celebrates the (Slightly) Early Arrival of Spring

Spring doesn’t officially arrive for (as of the time of this posting) 48 hours and 40 minutes, but today had a lot of us fooled. Our man with cam took advantage of the balmy weather to play the flaneur and give us a visual as well as aural narrative of this balmy day in Brooklyn […]

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Montague Street Crisis: The Video

We recently reported on the troubles facing Montague Street merchants and the challenges they present to independently owned stores.  Here’s the video companion for that series from BHB’s Sarah Portlock

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Montague Street Crisis: Housing Works

Housing Works works! Jennifer Jinks, store manager of the Brooklyn Housing Works Thrift, said people are still swarming the store, but regulars aren’t coming in as often. That said, during our interview, she was interrupted at least twice by customers bringing in their gently-used wares, and many others snatching up best-sellers (and an old baseball […]

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Montague Street Housing Works Makin’ Big Bucks

The NY Daily News reports that the Montague Street branch of Housing Works grossed over $1 million in the last year: NY Daily News: Brooklyn Heights Thrift Store…: In a time when many Brooklyn businesses’ revenues are plummeting, Housing Works Thrift President Richard Vorisek said the recession is working in the shop’s favor. “People are […]

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Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Housing Works on Montague

From the BHB Inbox: Brooklynites are invited to celebrate the second anniversary of Housing Works Thrift Shops thriving Brooklyn location at a free and open-to-the-public in-store party on Thursday, January 29 from 7pm to 9pm. (Housing Works members get in at 6pm, a full hour early! Join Housing Works—you’ll do good and save big). Housing […]

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